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Bone and Joint Health Action Week

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Bone and Joint Health Action Week, October 12-20, raises awareness about prevention, management and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis, back pain, spinal deformity, trauma, pediatric conditions, and osteoporosis. Bone and joint conditions affect more than half of the U.S. population over the age of 18, which can lead to disability, and diminished productivity […]

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Take the Stress Out of Fractures

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractures in a number of ways: crosswise, lengthwise, or in multiple pieces.   Stress-Free Fracture Prevention A diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D promotes bone strength, which includes dairy products, green vegetables, salmon, and some fortified foods. Visit the National […]

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Making Health a Habit with PT

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Each year, an estimated 126 million healthcare visits are from musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions, according to the Bone and Joint Initiative USA. So over a million people could benefit from physical therapy.   Only about 10% of the musculoskeletal patient population use physical therapy services. The average PT course of care is 12 to […]

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Hip Fracture Prevention

Hip Hip Hooray

Monday, June 4th, 2018

You can protect yourself from hip fractures by eating a diet that includes calcium and Vitamin D, creating a safe home environment and regularly participating in a program of moderate exercise. Most hip fractures are caused by weak bone and the impact from a fall. Hip fractures are breaks in the thighbone (femur) just below […]

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DEA Drug Take Back 2018

DEA National Drug Take-Back Day: April 28

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration through the Drug Disposal Act safely collects and disposes of pharmaceutical controlled substances. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, April 28, 10 am to 2 pm, is a safe, convenient, responsible way to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs. Visit DEA’s official website, under Collection Site Near You for information in […]

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Nutrition for Competition – National Nutrition Month

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

  National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Go Further with Food is the theme for 2018. An athlete needs to consume suitable food and fluid prior to, during, and after competition in order to maximize performance.   Fueling with the […]

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Back Pain Relief

Back Pain Relief

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Back pain will affect an estimated 80% of Americans. The degree and duration vary. Stretching and exercises may help to reduce the risk of developing back problems by strengthening the core muscles in the back and abdomen to support the spine.   The spine has three natural curves. Maintaining the natural alignment of these curves […]

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A Bedtime Story about Sleep

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Sleep is Important. Americans sleep about two hours less each night than they did a century ago. One-third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most healthy adults need seven to nine hours of sleep a night.   Employment and lifestyle, including 24/7 […]

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Why People Postpone Sports Medicine Doctor Visits

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Most Americans care about their health. However, two out of three Americans admit to not taking care of themselves as they should and avoid going to the doctor. Public health experts agree that scores of people who have insurance and access to medical care choose not to go to the doctor.   Some people are […]

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No Smoking Before and After Surgery

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Approximately 20% of the U.S. population smokes cigarettes. More than 440,000 people in the U.S. die each year from tobacco-related diseases. Smokers generally live 7 to 10 years less than nonsmokers. Cigarette smoking is a major cause of preventable disease. It is linked to heart and respiratory diseases, cancers, and bone, muscle, and joint damage, […]

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Pain Relief may cause Addiction Grief

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Pain Relief may cause Addiction Grief The United States has been fighting a losing war against drugs for decades.   The abuse of and addiction to prescription pain relievers, including opioids is a serious problem that affects the health, social and economic welfare of society.  About 7 to 8 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, according […]

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Sports Nutrition

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Athletes who want the winning edge need proper sports nutrition. When your body has the right fuel by drinking enough water and eating a balanced diet, you will make the most of your athletic talents and gain strength, power and endurance. Sports Nutrition Tips for Athletes To achieve top performance, your diet should be based […]

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Packing Back-to-School Backpacks

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles. When used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry the necessities for the school day.   The Challenges of School […]

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Managing Lipoma Tumors

Monday, July 10th, 2017

A lipoma is a benign tumor made up of fat tissue just beneath the skin. Lipomas are usually painless and are often on the upper back, shoulders, arms, buttocks, and upper thighs.   Lipoma tumors most often appear between the ages of 40 and 60 years. More than one lipoma is possible. About one in […]

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Hydrate to Avoid a Summer Bonk

Monday, April 10th, 2017

In the heat of summer, when there are exceptionally high temperatures, proper hydration is crucial. Water plays an important role in keeping your body healthy, including flushing out waste products and regulating body temperature.

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